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by Andrew Jerman
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud

Sorry. Its 16 gauge square brass wire. It measures .058. I'll use a 1.5mm chisel. Gauges aren't universal to all materials. Its not technically binding. Maybe trim or accent. It does run the perimeter of the body on the side top and bottom although I don't think I'll be doing that. I'm just going to...
by Andrew Jerman
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud

Thanks to all. After having done some research, I ordered some brass 14 gauge square brass stock. I am going to glue it in with epoxy. It seems that an awful lot of builders do this without issue so I guess I'm going to give it a go. Now, I just need to figure out the best way to cut the channel aro...
by Andrew Jerman
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Inlay adhesive and finish
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Inlay adhesive and finish

headtsock.jpg For my headstocks, I use a .006 abalone laminate sheet with a backing. Easy to cut with a laser and cnc. I cut the pocket in the headstock about 3x as deep, install the inlay then flood it with CA. This prevents me from getting in to the inlay when I sand the headstock. So, I just got...
by Andrew Jerman
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Buffer
Replies: 18
Views: 1926

Re: Buffer

What compounds are you using with it? I've been looking for a new process and this looks promising.
by Andrew Jerman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud

I am taking a stab at building a Tiger/Rosebud inspired guitar. Trying to figure out the best way to do the brass binding around the perimeter of the body. Do I do it as I glue the layers of laminates up or use a wing cutter once its assembled and shaped. Just not sure the best way to approach this....
by Andrew Jerman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New Mandolin
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: New Mandolin

I think intonation is a must have on a mandolin such as this because many people are using alternate tunings and will often use a lighter string then they would on an acoustic because they are more apt to bend strings. Its nice to have flexibility. I have a couple different types of bridges that I u...
by Andrew Jerman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Mandolin Scale Length. I think I messed up
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Re: Mandolin Scale Length. I think I messed up

I use a 14.5" scale length on almost everything I build but that is mostly single course electrics. The benefit is that the E string isn't so piercing when you play up the neck and it can be tuned CGDA or GDAE. Its hard to complete a four finger chord in first position but most electric players aren...
by Andrew Jerman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Auction of luthier tools and supplies
Replies: 2
Views: 7995

Re: Auction of luthier tools and supplies

Who is the auction company?
by Andrew Jerman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Bridge for 5-String Electric Mandolin
Replies: 8
Views: 4880

Re: Bridge for 5-String Electric Mandolin

Bob Francis wrote:Beautiful work Andrew!
Thanks. Not really rocket science but fortunate to have the resources and equipment to make them. I just hate the retail end of it. :)
by Andrew Jerman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Bridge for 5-String Electric Mandolin
Replies: 8
Views: 4880

Re: Bridge for 5-String Electric Mandolin

I build them and sell them on my website. They are on the accessories page. http://www.crossroadswood.com If inappropriate to post my website address then I'll delete it.
by Andrew Jerman
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: The Octofone 2.0
Replies: 43
Views: 27814

Re: The Octofone 2.0

Thanks, I haven't thought about the plans. It's something to ask MIMF plans guru Jamie Unden about. Just came across this thread. I love these instruments and have built a couple myself. I had an original one go through a flood and disintegrate so I took the measurements off it and made a set of ha...
by Andrew Jerman
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: dyed red veneer
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

Re: dyed red veneer

Thanks. I think I'll laminate walnut to either side of the red then go with maple. Hopefully that will help minimize the appearance of bleeding. Any recommendations on a glue? The application will be 1/4" maple drop top, walnut veneer, two pieces red veneer, walnut veneer, figured maple body.
by Andrew Jerman
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: dyed red veneer
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

dyed red veneer

I am looking for some red veneer for an electric guitar project. Overall size would be 13"Wx17"L. Anyone know where to get any pieces? I'd dye them myself but am concerned with bleeding. I want to sandwich them between two pieces of maple and not have them bleed. Also, any recommendations on glue fo...
by Andrew Jerman
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bellying guitar top
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Bellying guitar top

I have a 1972 Kasuga KF-440 that was given to me by a friend for my son to learn on. The bridge is tipping forward and the top behind the bridge is bellying about an 1/8". Also, the finish on the center seam is "crazed" but I don't think the center seam is cracked. When I loosened the strings, the b...
by Andrew Jerman
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: neck grain
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

neck grain

I have a large figured maple board that I'd like to use for a neck on a solid body guitar. It will be a bolt on neck. I've always used quartersawn material for my necks, but in order to get a good yield I would need to orientate the grain on the slab. I really wanted to avoid using wings. I normally...
by Andrew Jerman
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Mandolin scale length: Is 15" pushing it?
Replies: 26
Views: 16279

Re: Mandolin scale length: Is 15" pushing it?

I absolutely love my 14.5" scale mandolins, especially my five string. I can tune them either CGDA or GDAE. I think 15" is too long for a mandolin player to transition from a standard scale.
by Andrew Jerman
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: soundhole patch
Replies: 7
Views: 3123

Re: soundhole patch

Steel string with a Venetian style cutaway.
by Andrew Jerman
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: soundhole patch
Replies: 7
Views: 3123

soundhole patch

I am building my first guitar. On ukuleles, I have used a sound hole patch but I've seen braces and sound hole patches on various sets of drawings. I am not working from a formal set of plans. Can anyone offer a reason to go one way or another?

Thanks
by Andrew Jerman
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: gloss and matte on one instrument
Replies: 1
Views: 1437

gloss and matte on one instrument

I saw a Taylor guitar the other day that had a gloss top and everything else was matte. I really liked the look of it. Is there a reasoning behind this other than cosmetics? I wondered if the matte showed less wear or such. What would the process be on that? Surely they don't mask the top off, spray...